Adding a Tag List to your Tumblr Sidebar


First of all, this is not a Tumblr tag cloud, it’s just a manual Tag List that you can add to your Tumblr sidebar. It is convenient to clarify how Tag URLs are structured.

yoursite.tumblr.com/tagged/simpletag

yoursite.tumblr.com/tagged/double%20tag

Notice how the tags that are built with more than one word are separated with %20 , though you could actually leave just a space there and the browser would still know.

Adding a Tag List to your Tumblr Sidebar

  1. If you want to make it fairly easy, just add the code in your description box
  2. First identify the tags that you want to include in the list (as long as you have used them in some post already)
  3. Paste the following code to make the tags show up in your description box as an ordered list

  4. <ol>
    <li><a href="
    http://yoursite.tumblr.com/tagged/double%20tag">Tag Example</a></li>
    </ol>

  5. If you ask me, there’s a better way of displaying your tags, that being using the Tag Cloud Generator, since it pulls all your tags, and you can set limits on both size and number, of that I’ll talk about in another post.

2 Responses to "Adding a Tag List to your Tumblr Sidebar"

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  1. darkangellights

    April 17, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    where do you post this code in html box or what?

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  2. Andrea

    May 16, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Hi! I would like to know if this method that you just described is the one you used to make your “categories” sidebar, or how did you do it? Thanks a lot!

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